Please see this interesting collage :
Old Tiblisi (Tiflis in persian)
Part I: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E-ROMxwVAY&NR=1
Note the similaity of the people and locales to what one sees in many parts of iran in the northwest, west and north. This being the case despite the passage of over seventy years since Iran lost the region to Russia after the Treaty of Turkmenchai in 1826.